Selected – Compiled by Fred P

Black Jazz Consortiium - Selected

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American born DJ Fred P is about to drop an album consisting of various artists’ bringing any house lover to their knees. To be released on his very own label, Boards, the album titled ‘Selected: Compiled by Fred P’ is a chilled, relaxing progression of jazz inspired sounds. Thus the alias Black Jazz Consortium.

The collection is only the beginning to what is to become an on-going compilation series for the new label and nobody is complaining, keep them coming! ‘Selected’ consists of 8 tracks featuring artists many may not have heard off. The last track being Fred P’s ‘N.Y. (Selected Dub)’ is a smooth and mellow sounding track complimented with a tropical atmosphere consistent with the album.

In his own words Fred describes his thought process and the decision to release this album: “In the early days it was difficult to afford more than one or two records. I would buy compilations because the value was greater and I was exposed to artist that I might not have known about otherwise. When I think of compilations I think of ‘Mix the vibe’, ‘Soul of science’, ‘Trust the DJ’ and of course ‘DJ kicks’. I learned a great deal from these series over the years and developed my own ideas based on what I love to hear thus Selected was born.”

‘Selected’ will be released on the 28th of January 2014.

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Nolo Ngobene

Nolo is a student who’s currently living in London and studying Media at Brighton University with a passion for house music and the night life it brings. Nolo prefers to listen to soulful deep house, but can kick it to electro, tech and progressive. On the rare occasion he listens to some old school hip hop, garage and R&B. You can find Nolo in the London club scene but he would prefer to travel to Leeds because ”they really know how to party”.